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Topic: Celtic Gecko + celtic knot tutorial  (Read 11057 times)
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« on: October 20, 2009 05:11:32 AM »

Being of Irish descent I have always been fascinated by the Celtic knot work you see on Irish and Scottish monuments, illuminated manuscripts etc. A few years ago I had the opportunity to finally do a course that taught you how to actually draw the blasted things. I sweated blood when I designed my wedding invitations and on day one or said course, I found out how much easier it would have been had I only had the skills and the know how.... sigh.
This is the first piece I have done in a long time - 4 children will do that to your creative streak. It's more contemporary than other pieces I have done; I have used a mix of celtic knotwork and dots: I like the dot paintings of the Australian Aborigines and found the you can't reproduce those dots any other way other than dobbing the end of a stick (or paintbrush) into paint and then dotting it onto your canvas!
This piece has been executed in acrylics.

Celtic knot tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325031.msg3753475#msg3753475
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009 05:16:51 AM »

wow that is fantastic. great work. I love the gecko's they look so cool


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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009 05:44:13 AM »

being of dual nationality, irish and australian. I love this. I love how you have brought the two quite distinct styles together

« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009 06:29:23 AM »

Oh, I just love this!  You did such a great job!  Makes me want to learn Celtic knotwork too Smiley
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009 06:29:45 AM »

Also being an Aussie of Irish descent this makes total sense to me! I love the way you combined the two styles without it looking like a mash up. Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009 10:10:36 AM »

I really love this! I like the mix of styles.
I've tried my hand at drawing knotwork and given up every time. Maybe I need to take a class! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009 10:23:46 AM »

Beautifully done! Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2009 11:30:42 AM »

This is great!

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009 12:52:28 PM »

I especially love the toes on the Geckos.

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009 03:17:12 PM »

This is gorgeous and so original!! The combination of the two styles really works. Great job!

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